” I went to see The Wholigans
Won’t get fooled Again
I WAS !!! “
Jeff Stein Writer/Director of The Who’s 1979 movie
” The Wholigans are the greatest tribute band to The Who, and I’m proud to be a Wholigan ! “
Irish Jack (website)
The Original WHO fan and 60’s MOD Icon & the inspiration behind the album
I had only to close my eyes to be transported back to that period in my life again when I first witnessed and photographed a live performance by The Wholigans.
More than just a sincere form of flattery, The Wholigans fronted by lead vocalist Barry Quinn have devoted their lives to accurately reproducing the sound and attitude of one of the UK’s most valuable musical commodities
This devotion will certainly guarantee immortality to The Who’s music as well as offer a most accurate visual and auditory tribute.
Long live The Wholigans …..and long live rock. “
Carl Dunn rock photographer who photographed The Who, Elvis, Hendrix and most of rock n rolls icons see here. inc recently Jeff Beck in 2010
Chuck Colby manager/owner of The Waterfront theater Marina Del Ray CA
The Wholigans played Jan 16th 2010
“The Wholigans have captured the essence of The Who at their peak” Florida WHO fan Steve
“With the Wholigans , never know what to expect,
but be ready for anything.”
A fan in St. Petersburg Florida March 2009
I am a major Who fan.
I study them.
I live them.
You can hang out in front and even though you can’t see the band, you can hear just fine.
Anyroad, as soon as I heard “I Can’t Explain” I said I gotta see these guys.
I was blown away at their ability to recreate the atmosphere of seeing The Who at Woodstock, Leeds, or the Isle of Wight.
When they started “Young Man Blues” I was totally enveloped.
The WHOligans rock.
(several articles from Barry’s hometown in England, or see below)
Newcastle Evening chronicle PDF 2
2 PAGE CENTRE SPREAD !!!
May 17 2004
The Wholigans, Newcastle Opera House – As a big fan of The Who, I arrived at the Newcastle Opera House …
Sep 2 2005
If the irony of a WHO tribute band playing ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ is apparent to Barry Quinn…..
Jul 4 2003
Barry Quinn left Tyneside for Canada at the age of 21, disillusioned and with no prospects – and a bad …
May 20 2004 Comments on our concert at the Princess Pavilion. in Falmouth UK
The Wholigans capture not only the sound and essence of The Who, but could easily pass for the original members of The Who.
The band concentrates on the ‘Live at Leeds’ era , but their set list contains a majority of the most popular material from The Who’s catalogue from day one until the final days of Keith Moon.From the stage clothes to the authentic stage gear + capturing the mannerisms of The Who. The Wholigans bring back memories of a Who of yesteryear which has to be seen to be believed.
WHO ARE THE WHOLIGANS
Also appearing on on several tv and radio stations around the world, including NBC & the BBC.
The band is regarded by fans of The Who as the worlds best WHO tribute, which is proven by the band being asked to headline WHO conventions worldwide.
Lead singer Barry also sang Saturday & Sunday at the 2013 convention in London.
Artists since 2003